To be honest, I am not much for home improvements or do-it-yourself construction, but every homeowner occasionally needs to do a few things and one of the most basic tools you can own is a tape measure. I was given the chance to try out the eTape16, an advanced, digital tape measure, and it’s the perfect gadget for techno-geeks like myself.
It’s a sixteen foot tape measure, of course, but it has several built-in electronic options. First, it measures on a digital readout as well as the tape, so you get an exact measurement every time. Then you can press the memory button and it will memorize that measurement so you can take another, which it can also memorize.
Got a phone? With Bluetooth, you can use your smart phone to keep those measurements beyond there. You can even tell the tape to “zero” at a preset measurement point and take a new one. So, for instance, if you are using eight foot boards and need to measure out the total, you can “zero” at eight feet (no cut to be made on the first one) and keep measuring the entire length and have that eight feet subtratcted automatically, telling you how long the next one will be. If you’re no good at fractions like most of us, that’s awesome.
There are a lot of other cool features on this thing. It’s like a little measuring robot. It can convert measurement units on the fly, memorize inside or outside points for reference, and more.
Very cool stuff. Check it out on eTape16.com.